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Sirens of the Sea

by Katrin Scholz-Barth, President, SustainableQATAR In October 2019, I had the opportunity to be part of eXXpedition’s inaugural Leg 1 of the Round-The-World ocean plastics research voyage. An all-female crew of 300 women was to sail a total of 38,000 nautical miles across our oceans and through the 5 plastics accumulations zones (gyres) on a … Continue reading Sirens of the Sea

Earth Day – Restore our Earth

Dear SustainableQATAR Community,  April 22 is Earth Day - an inspiring day that since 1970 has mobilized and empowered individual actions, especially in light of the climate crises, then and now. Simply put, Earth Day transformed activism into political actions and enforceable legislation. That is why the Power of One matters! In celebration of this year’s Earth Day, themed Restore our Earth, we … Continue reading Earth Day – Restore our Earth

Earth Day Event – SustainableQatar with US Embassy

Dear SustainableQATAR Community,  This month, on April 22 we celebrate Earth Day, a day that started in 1970 and transformed environmental advocacy into political actions and enforceable laws. Since then, the day has maintained its momentum and grown into an international movement to mobilize collective action for planetary health and our survival.  The theme of Earth Day 2021 is Restore the Earth. “As the world returns to … Continue reading Earth Day Event – SustainableQatar with US Embassy

Why Wear a Cloth Mask?

by MaryBeth Stuenkel, SustainableQATAR Why wear a face mask at all? As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, increasing again in countries and states where cases had been declining, guidance continues to evolve around how to stay safe and healthy. The latest guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) includes a recommendation for all people in … Continue reading Why Wear a Cloth Mask?

June 2020 Theme: HOLIDAYS COVID-19 STYLE

Jurassic Park in your Backyard by Katrin Scholz-Barth, President, SustainableQATAR Summer 2020 will be very different for most people. Let’s acknowledge that this is sad, scary and disorienting. The global pandemic doesn’t give us much control over things, but we do have a choice in how we respond to the situation To lighten the load, … Continue reading June 2020 Theme: HOLIDAYS COVID-19 STYLE

Living Sustainably During COVID-19

by Katrin Scholz-Barth, President, SustainableQATAR Viruses aren't the only things that spread through networks of people. Attitudes and behaviors do too, says Yale professor Nicholas Christakis, MD, PhD, MPH, who has studied how this works.  “We’ve shown that altruistic behavior ripples through networks … . Networks will magnify whatever they are seeded with. They will magnify ... love … Continue reading Living Sustainably During COVID-19

50th Anniversary Earth Day

by Katrin Scholz-Barth, President, SustainableQATAR The biggest opportunity for a prosperous future and global optimism is our personal daily action!  We created a short anniversary present video for Earth Day about SustainableQATAR being there - alongside Earth Day - highlighting activities, COP18, Global Climate Action Day participations over the years to join the celebrations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxyzcdJijwsContinue reading 50th Anniversary Earth Day

February Theme: THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY

by Katrin Scholz-Barth, President, SustainableQATAR Do you want to be part of the in-crowd? Climate Action Alert! “New York City (NYC) is the first city in the United States to align its ambitious sustainability goals with those of the world” in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). That’s great news. And who’s to say that … Continue reading February Theme: THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY

January Theme: GREEN CHEMISTRY

by Katrin Scholz-Barth, President, SustainableQATAR Happy New Year! As we begin the new year full of good intentions, January’s monthly theme of Green Chemistry starts the year on a high note and motivation for value creation. The challenges for implementing sustainability in Qatar on all levels of society, both personally and professionally are vast, despite … Continue reading January Theme: GREEN CHEMISTRY

December Theme: HEALTHY HOMES

by Katrin Scholz-Barth, President, SustainableQATAR The saying goes: We are what we eat. That’s very true and extends to everything we consume – from food we put into our mouths to the clothes we put on our skin and the air we breathe. Our bodies absorb what’s in our surrounding environments. Our health, energy levels, … Continue reading December Theme: HEALTHY HOMES